Located in the heart of Gunnison, this quiet, exceptionally clean residential hostel feels like coming home. Perfect for groups, families, couples, or solo travelers. Our facility offers a large communal kitchen, living space, backyard, and both private & shared rooms.
The Wanderlust Hostel is only 28 miles from Crested Butte, and minutes from downtown Gunnison. Hop on the free bus a block away and head up to CB for some great food, skiing, and shopping, or grab a hostel bike and cruise Gunnison.
Here at the hostel you will find everything you need to know about this amazing area, plus everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. We are truly "a bed between adventures."
A bed between adventures.
Meet The Team
Hello! I'm Ari, a wandering artist who grew up in the forests of New England. I'm an avid reader, art maker, experimental cook, and tree climber. I enjoy finding new experiences, adventures, and connections wherever I go, and proving that our hearts are always right. I'm super excited to have The Wanderlust as a stop on my journey of this thing we call life!
Hi I'm Jess and I was born and raised in the lovely state of Colorado! I found my way to the Wanderlust Hostel after graduating with a degree in Biology from Western Colorado University. My days are filled with mountain bike rides and fueled by peanut butter on bananas or honey on pizza crust. When I'm not at the hostel I can be found counting ants and aphids at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Crested Butte ... it sounds nerdy because it is :)
Hi, my name is Olivia. Aside from being a recent History graduate from Western- the University local to Gunnison-, I do many things. I eat mac and cheese; sometimes this mac and cheese has chicken, sometimes the mac and cheese is made from a box, sometimes it is baked; sometimes the noodles are shaped in a exciting way…ultimately, I’ll eat anything with bread and cheese. I partake in as many activities as I can stuff into my day. I run, I climb, I walk, I frolick, I squat. My dream careers are migratory beekeeper, chimney sweeper, or lottery winner. I’d like to think I can do a mean Cher impersonation, but everyone else that has ever existed tends to disagree. I am beyond excited to be living here at the Wanderlust and to meet all of you, our beautiful guests. And yes, I will eat your leftovers.